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Payroll

E-pay & direct deposit: Know your new options

05/16/2016
These days, most employees have their pay deposited directly into their bank accounts. Most isn’t all, however.

In the Payroll mailbag this month …

05/12/2016
Mother’s Day, college graduations, tough payroll questions. Just par for the course, really.

Midyear changes allowed for 401(k) safe harbor plans

05/10/2016
If you don’t want the hassle of annual 401(k) plan discrimination testing, you can adopt a 401(k) safe harbor plan. But there have always been limitations on these plans. The IRS has now eliminated one huge obstacle.

Courts: Flexibility is key to determining intern status

05/06/2016
College students who are currently packing up their frat houses and dorm rooms will soon be knocking on your door, résumés in hand, looking for summer internships.

Benefit plans may be amended to favor same-sex spouses

05/04/2016
The IRS disposed of most of the payroll issues regarding same-sex spouses in 2013 and 2014. Nevertheless, it’s issued guidance on the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Proposed regs implement paid sick leave

05/02/2016
If you’re a government contractor that pays the higher minimum wage to nonexempt employees who work on federal contracts, proposed regulations would also have you on the hook to provide seven days of paid sick leave to the same nonexempt employees, and to your exempt employees, too.

May 2016: Employer’s business tax calendar

04/30/2016
Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

Abandoned pay stub leads to EPA suit

04/28/2016
A forgotten pay stub wound up costing an Irving trucking company $45,000.

From direct deposit to paycards: E-pay options abound

04/28/2016

More than halfway into the second decade of the 21st century, it should come as no surprise that most employees have their pay deposited directly into their bank accounts.

2016 All-States Chart on Direct Deposit/Paycards

04/26/2016
This month’s chart lists states’ laws on Direct Deposits and Paycards.